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I Am Married to a Alcoholic

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    I Don't Know What To Do - My husband and I have been married for 7 years been together for 10. We met through friends and then he got a job at the same place I worked at. We...
    jsjabs2003 jsjabs2003 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2013

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    I Hate the Alcoholic. - I am married to an active alcoholic who is getting considerably worse as time goes on.  He has been diagnosed with a fatty liver and has doubled his...
    4Tess 4Tess 46-50 2 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    Help - Hi my name is Tina :   i have been married for twenty three years to a A ucoholic husband.  he drinks wild turkey 101 straight.  he has a good job.  he only has a year...
    eltontfe eltontfe 51-55 1 Response Jan 15, 2011

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    If you can't change someone...how are you supposed to just watch them self-destruct?
    Alfabitzz Alfabitzz 36-40, F Jan 21

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    I'm Going Crazy! - I am going crazy. He has been laid off now for what 2 weeks. Drunk all but one night! Last night he was drunk and high, and had to be messing with things. He was...
    75Angels 75Angels 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    My Husband the Alcoholic. -        My husband has been a alcoholic for at least 26 of his 46 years of life. I truly believe you can be born an...
    75Angels 75Angels 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    My husband is the most caring and loving husband to me and our daughter. He knows he has a drinking problem. When he drinks he always apologize the next morning for doing it and...
    seashellaa seashellaa 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Reading all these stories has opened my eyes to how many of us are struggling with such similar problems. I've been married for 4 years. with no kids as i couldn't possibly bare...
    Nutmeg11 Nutmeg11 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I am married to a functioning alcoholic. I'm 32 years old and have been married to my husband for 5 years. We have 3 kids (my son, his daughter, and our daughter). He has always...
    Jlk081981 Jlk081981 31-35 Mar 28

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    We fell in love during the summer, she was pregnant by the end of July. We both knew we had something special, even though I was 17 and she was 16. We married one week after my...
    SamanthaLei SamanthaLei 46-50, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I have been with both my girlfriend and my boyfriend for a little more than a year. They are currently engaged but will be getting married soon.. I know that they love me and I...
    MDP4EVER MDP4EVER 26-30, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have been with my husband for seven years and married for almost six. I'm basically done right now and making a plan to leave. I'll go into his history another time, but the...
    fragmentofthegirl fragmentofthegirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Since i've been young, my mother has always been drinking. It wasn't that much whilst i was younger but i wish i had not been have to do the things i did. I have multiple stories...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have been an EP member for quite a few years but for some reason I have never got around to announcing that I am/was an alcoholic. Actually I did mention this in passing in...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    My husband has been drinking every single day for the last 17 years. I can count on one hand the number of days he has gone without drinking in the last 10 years. Two months ago I...
    MrsElizabeth MrsElizabeth 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My father was an abusive alcoholic. Verbally and physically. My parents divorced just after I turned 6 and my brother was 2 almost 3. My current step dad is an obnoxious alcoholic...
    MaydayLife MaydayLife 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Hi my name is sara and im an alcoholic. "I got my first taste of alcohol when I was a tot – my mum used to give me whisky or scotch in warm milk to help me sleep when i was in...
    stormykiwi stormykiwi 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I fear becoming an alcoholic. Not because so drink excessively. Or have a high dependency on it. It's because of her. She's an alcoholic. And you know what they say "Like Mother...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My boyfriend has been trying to get sober for almost a year now. We have been together for 2 and a half, I started dating him right after he'd gotten out of rehab. I much later...
    mwarre3 mwarre3 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm a few days away from going to inpatient treatment. I always thought I had it all together. I just got married have a husband that loves me and a great job. It's hard to fathom...
    vbear79 vbear79 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Reading these stories lets me know I'm not alone. When I met my fiancé he was just getting out of a seven year relationship I thought it was odd that she moved out with 2 kids in...
    Walkedinblind Walkedinblind 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I've been drinking since I was a teenager. I was in the military and went to college I currently work in law enforcement I've been drinking through it all. My co-workers are just...
    Christina1435 Christina1435 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    I am a recovering alcoholic , I haven't drank in ten yrs , but I've watched my husband get blitzed everyday of his life for the last ten yrs , we have a 12 yr old daughter together...
    donewitit donewitit 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I am afraid of becoming an alcoholic. Its a main reason why I try not to drink so much. When I lost my daughter, I did not handle it the best way. Instead of turning to my friends...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 21

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    The physical symptoms of quitting have mostly passed. Now I'm fighting a new challenge: boredom. I recall a line from a movie, where a man is recalling the death (from liver...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    My mum is an alcoholic. Being the middle child (and the only girl I might add) I feel like its my job to look after my younger brother using the advice my older brother gave me. I...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My mother is an alcoholic. She refuses to take responsibility for anything she does and she turns herself into the victim in every situation. I can't have a relationship with her...
    swhickman swhickman 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I drink, often alone, mainly just to calm down my nerves. And I love that feeling. Drinking gets me calm, worrying about less. Can't seem to relax totally and properly without it...
    dysfori dysfori 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Hi, I'm looking for advice! My mum has been an alcoholic for as along as I can remember and also battles depression. I have helped her and supported her for years when no one else...
    12344321han 12344321han 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My dad is an alcoholic and a couple of weeks ago he was ill. My younger sister informed me and my first thought was he didn't take in alcohol. Anyways the next afternoon as he was...
    Kaksy Kaksy 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My mother has been an alcoholic since I was very little. I've seen a lot of things that can not be unseen. Since I was 12 years old, I've practically raised my sister. My mom got...
    sweetsarahxo sweetsarahxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I am an alcoholic and a cigarrtte smoker, the problem is I seem to always drink too much and get angry at my husband, we are so close to breaking up, I am normally without alcohol...
    4myfuturehappiness 4myfuturehappiness 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    I usually only drink in the evening. I used to drink a half bottle of wine but that has jumped to one and now even two. Or a half bottle of vodka or gin. This used to be a couple...
    bauhaus7 bauhaus7 26-30, F 17 Responses Apr 3

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    A few years ago, my mother went through a terrible divorce, causing her to become an alcoholic. Because I was an only child, I took care of her. I would often skip school to nurse...
    Booklover16 Booklover16 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I am surprisingly grateful that I found my way into the rooms of AA because I get to experience life in a completely different way than my non-alcoholic friends. I GET to explore...
    davidmat davidmat 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Hi, Im 56 Ive had cancer have angina, firbromyalgia, high blood pressure, my partner not husband is a alcoholic, and we've been together 11 years 3 driving bans, but I'm so tired...
    ssorebones ssorebones 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm having intense withdrawals. I feel like throwing up, I feel drunk and haven't had a drink today. My hands started shaking like crazy in class today I really hope No one noticed...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today is the first time I have whole heartedly admitted that I am an alcoholic and I need help. I mean its always been in the back of my head, my overwhelming need to be "normal...
    sweetwine49 sweetwine49 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    To complicate matters, I am also married. But I am madly attracted to a male coworker. We are both married teachers and have adjacent classrooms. I've known him for four years and...
    Keeks1 Keeks1 41-45 Mar 26

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    I am married for 7 years with one lovely daughter. From day 1, I knew I can never give him the love that I had for my ex boyfriend whom I left because I thought he has someone. My...
    icanneverhaveu icanneverhaveu 26-30 Mar 27

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    My boyfriend of 3 1/2 years is married. Finally..finally...starting the divorce process. But I think its too late, I dont think I can deal with it anymore. So he was married...
    Marieflwr1 Marieflwr1 22-25, F Mar 25

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    my mom keeps on telling me that she wants a grandchild so she told me to get married.. my best friends who's married and have kids also keep on telling me to have my own family...
    mcindygrace mcindygrace 22-25, F Mar 31

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    I was married once and my marriage failed... quite miserably.. I have always thought that I am just one of those people who were never meant to be married; even from a very young...
    prettyredhead2650 prettyredhead2650 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I married a man 24 years my senior. When we got married it was great at first. I was 20 and he was 44 years old. I felt very excited married to an older man. He treated me like his...
    Sexyshysweetie Sexyshysweetie 41-45, F 17 Responses Apr 5

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    I have a boyfriend of 7 years. He has cheated on my throughout our whole relationship. I stayed because I loved him. Recently I've been seeing someone else. It's been going on for...
    Tyrea31 Tyrea31 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hi all, apologies for my bad English, it's been a while. So my story is a bit different than most love affairs with married men here. I am now 30 years old. About 6 months ago I...
    highnlow highnlow 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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      I'm a newbie here, however, while feeling lonesome once again on a weekend, I thought I'd see if there's someone else put there that share my problem. I have 3 older...
    Maurap Maurap 46-50, F Mar 22

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    I am 44 years old and I have never been married. I don't know if I have ever even been close. There have been relationships that I have been in that lasted a couple years but we...
    HalfwaybtwnHeavenandHell HalfwaybtwnHeavenandHell 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am in love with a married man. Please no harsh judgements and just hear my side of the story. I am 21 years old (he is 45) and in college I met a guy 3.5 months ago and on our...
    sava1993 sava1993 18-21, F 1 Response